92nd General Assembly
Summary of SB0401
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Short description: 
CRIM CD-CRIM PRO-MENTAL RETARD                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Criminal  Code  of  1961  and  the  Code  of  Criminal      
   Procedure   of   1963.    In  the  definition  of  and  references  to      
   "institutionalized severely or profoundly mentally  retarded  person",      
   deletes  the  references  to  institutionalization.   Makes provisions      
   concerning testimony by a child victim also applicable to a victim who      
   is a severely or profoundly mentally retarded person.                       
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          725 ILCS 5/102-23 new                                                
        In the amendatory changes to the Code of  Criminal  Procedure  of      
   1963,  adds  a  definition  of  "moderately mentally retarded person".      
   Provides that the standards for admissibility of testimony of mentally      
   retarded  persons  by  closed  circuit  television  and   of   hearsay      
   statements  by  mentally retarded persons apply to moderately mentally      
   retarded persons as well as to testimony and statements by severely or      
   profoundly mentally retarded persons.                                       
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0434

   Last action date: AUG-17-2001

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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